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Freud

by Jonathan Lear
     
 

ISBN-10: 041531450X

ISBN-13: 9780415314503

Pub. Date: 08/08/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Jonathan Lear clearly introduces and assesses all of Freud's thought, focusing on those areas of philosophy on which Freud is acknowledged to have had a lasting impact. These include the philosophy of mind, free will and determinism, rationality, the nature of the self and subjectivity, and ethics and religion. He also considers some of the deeper issues and

Overview

Jonathan Lear clearly introduces and assesses all of Freud's thought, focusing on those areas of philosophy on which Freud is acknowledged to have had a lasting impact. These include the philosophy of mind, free will and determinism, rationality, the nature of the self and subjectivity, and ethics and religion. He also considers some of the deeper issues and problems Freud engaged with, brilliantly illustrating their philosophical significance: human sexuality, the unconscious, dreams, and the theory of transference.

Freud is one of the most important introductions and contributions to understanding this great thinker to have been published for many years, and will be essential reading for anyone in the humanities, social sciences and beyond with an interest in Freud or philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415314503
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/08/2005
Series:
Routledge Philosophers Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsxi
Chronologyxii
Introduction: The peculiar conversation1
1Bringing Freud back from the dead1
2The democratic impulse8
3Reflection and the idea of freedom10
4The fundamental question (and how not to ask it)14
5Neurosis and sexuality17
6A philosophical introduction20
1Interpreting the unconscious23
1Analysis of the psyche23
2A second mind?24
3Fear and trembling and the couch30
4The non-mysterious unconscious39
5How the unconscious escapes our notice41
6The unconscious is timeless44
7The unconscious and the fundamental question49
Summary53
Further Reading54
2Sex, Eros and life55
1What's sex got to do with it?55
2How sex hides as physical pain60
3Abandoning the seduction theory68
4A theory of sexuality70
5Infantile sexuality78
6Eros and practical wisdom82
Summary86
Further Reading87
3The interpretation of dreams88
1The royal road to the unconscious88
2Principles of dream interpretation90
3Freud's self-interpretation93
4Dreams as activity101
5In dreams begin responsibilities104
6Primary process106
7The fulfillment of a wish110
8The field of dreams113
Summary115
Further Reading116
4Transference117
1Introduction of the concept117
2Dora120
3A special class of mental structures122
4Transference as the breakdown of a world124
5Transference and the interpretation of dreams129
6From repeating to remembering132
Summary142
Further Reading143
5Principles of mental functioning145
1The pleasure principle and reality principle145
2Turning away from reality147
3Virtue and neurtue151
4Beyond the pleasure principle154
5Compulsive repetition157
6The death drive160
Summary162
Further Reading163
6The structure of the psyche165
1Plato's division of the soul165
2Pathologies of self-regard167
3Self and other172
4The psychological birth of the infant173
5Identification179
6The Oedipus complex180
7The superego183
8Genealogy185
Summary189
Further Reading190
7Morality and religion192
1The case against morality192
2Argument from pathology198
3Critique of religious belief203
4The illusion of a future209
5Primal crime213
Summary217
Further Reading218
Conclusion: Free speech and responsibility220
Notes224
Glossary252
Bibliography259
Index270

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